Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE said in an interview early Sunday he was “blindsided” by Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE’s comments that he is not ready to support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
“I mean, to be honest, I like Paul Ryan,” Trump said on NBC’s "Meet the Press." “I think he's a very good guy. He called me three weeks ago, and he was so supportive. It was amazing. And I never thought a thing like this.
“I'm never stunned by anything that happens in politics,” he added. “Yeah, I was blindsided a little bit, because he spoke to me three weeks ago, and it was a very nice call, a very encouraging call. I was doing well. He called me, I think, to congratulate me about New York, 'cause I won by massive numbers. I won everything. And then the next week, I won the five states in a row by all landslide numbers.”
Trump said he has a “nice relationship” with the Wisconsin Republican, adding that he is “not exactly sure what he has in mind.”
Trump would not say whether he thinks Ryan should be the chairman of the Republican National Convention this July if he can’t support the billionaire.
“I don't want to mention now. I'll see after. I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute after that happens. Okay? But there's no reason to give it right now. But I'll be very quick with the answer. Let's see what happens.”
Trump said he wasn’t “annoyed” by the Speaker’s comments.
“I don't think it hurts me at all. And I'd like to have his support, but if he doesn't want to support me that's fine. And we have to go about it. Look, I'm going to get millions and millions of votes more than the Republicans would have gotten,” he said.
“If you look at the numbers, I think right now — or I will be this week or next week — in the history of the Republican Party, nobody has ever gotten so many votes as I have. I've beaten Eisenhower and Nixon and Reagan and everybody. And we have a tremendous group of people that's voting," Trump added.
“And remember, I have a lot of states left. And if you look at the percentages I'm winning, I mean, I got 62 percent in New York, and I got these massive numbers all over. And I have three candidates. I was having to beat three candidates. You know, nobody ever mentions that, that you get 62 percent, but it's not against just one person. It's against, in this case, three.”